My name is Jaquelle—and since I frequently get questions about my name, here’s a quick word about it. It’s pronounced "Juh-kell" and, no, it’s not French. My mom made it up when she was a little girl and bestowed it on all of her female toys until I was born. It rhymes with “Raquel” and is like “Jacquelyn” without the “lyn.”
I’m a 19-year-old writer and speaker from eastern Canada. I’m the author of This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years (Crossway, March 2017), which I wrote when I was 18. I’m the editor-in-chief of TheRebelution.com and a regular contributor to desiringGod.org, The Gospel Coalition, Unlocking the Bible, and Beliefnet. I’m a homeschool grad and a university grad (Thomas Edison State University, class of 2015), where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in communications and English.
I'm also the co-founder of a program for young writers that I lead with Brett Harris called The Young Writers Workshop. Our goal is to provide practical, step-by-step coaching to writers age 10-25, wherever they are on their journey.
I was blessed to grow up in a gospel-saturated home and was saved by grace through faith at a young age. I’ve been worshiping the sovereign God for as long as I can remember. I have an amazing dad who pastors an amazing group of people, an incredible mom who guides me in biblical womanhood, and a younger brother, Travis, who teaches me about grace every day.
My passion is to know God more and spend my youth living with all my might for His glory. My goal is to study the Scriptures and pursue right doctrine and joy-filled living. I hope you’ll join me.